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Chester’s Own “Antiques Roadshow” on Nov.12

In Chester CT Events on November 7, 2016 at 5:41 pm

You’ve been saving those treasures for a long time, thinking you’ll leave them to your kids (or maybe you’re waiting for the right time to sell them). Aren’t you curious to know what they are worth?

Tom Perry has decades of experience as an antiques dealer, collector and appraiser

Tom Perry has decades of experience as an antiques dealer, collector and appraiser

It’s easy to find out! The Chester Historical Society presents its 13th Antiques & Jewelry Appraisal on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Ten professionals will be on hand to give verbal appraisals  – whether it’s your grandfather’s violin, the painting you picked up for a song at an estate sale, a cherry side table, the quilt made by your great-great-grandmother, the family Bible, silver spoons, a gold bracelet or your uncle’s pocket watch…

Four of the appraisers are generalists, meaning they deal with the full range of antiques. With decades of experience as professional appraisers, they’ve seen it all. They are: Norman and Linda Legassie of Stepping Stones Antiques and Collectibles in Old Saybrook; Peggy Maraschiello of Riverwind Antiques in Deep River; and Tom Perry of One of a Kind Antiques (oneofakindantiques.com).

Norman Legassie, generalist

Norman Legassie, generalist

Three are jewelry experts. They are: Garry Craig of The Timekeeper in Wallingford (watches as well as clocks); Paul Indorf of Connecticut Jewelry Appraisers (fine jewelry, gemstones); and Gay Sherman Weintz (vintage and antique costume jewelry).

Paul Indorf, CT Jewelry Appraisers

Paul Indorf, CT Jewelry Appraisers

Kevin Timme, of Madison, will appraise silver; Orville Haberman of CT River Books in Deep River will appraise books and ephemera; and John Newman of Deep River (American-made glass and oil and electric lamps).

John Newman specializes in American glass.

John Newman specializes in American glass

Each attendee may bring up to three separate items to be appraised. (A collection, such as a set of silver flatware, is considered one item.) If the item is too large to carry, bring photographs (if it’s a table or dresser, bring in a drawer too). Verbal appraisals will cost $10 for the first item; $20 for 2 items; or $25 for 3 items. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Chester Historical Society and its work on the Chester Museum at The Mill.

Orville Haberman, CT River Books

Orville Haberman, CT River Books

St. Joseph’s Parish Center is at 48 Middlesex Avenue (Rte. 154) in Chester. There is ample parking and handicapped access. Lots of seating and free coffee and tea are available while you wait. More information, including directions to the event, is on the website, ChesterHistoricalSociety.org, or email your questions to chestercthistoricalsociety@gmail.com. You may also call 860-558-4701 with specific questions.

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